Best 35+ Quotes by Charles Barkley American Football Player about Life, struggle racism, and more...

Charles Barkley Quotes
Charles Barkley Quotes

Biography Of Charles Barkley in Brief:

Charles Barkley was born on 20 February 1963, in Leeds, Alabama.
he is a former basketball player and a current analyst in NBA and is nicknamed as Sir Charles".
during his career, he managed to make his name as one of the most dominant and greatest basketball players of all time and is among the most influential people in the basketball industry...
he played during 1984-2000.
he is also a commentator and well-known face in tv industry and worked for the fox channel also.

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So, here are some best quotes by Charles Barkley:

  • Charles Barkley Best Quotes

    • “Everybody wants to talk about black and white when the situation is really about rich people against poor people.”
    • “I don't care what people think. People are stupid.”
    • “I got some cash from agents. I've talked to the NCAA. I think that should be legal. I want some money, too; everybody else is making money. I want to go on dates. I want to go buy myself some new suits. I want to buy myself some new sneakers, and I paid the agents back.”

  • Charles Barkley Inspirational Quotes

    • “Just because you say something doesn't make it controversial, and it doesn't make you a bad person.”
    • “It's my job, with the position of power that I'm in and being able to be on television, I'm supposed to stand up for the people who can't stand up for themselves.”

  • Charles Barkley Space Jam Quotes

    • “I think sports has done a disservice for a lot of black kids thinking they can only be successful through athletics and entertainment. I want them to know they can be doctors, lawyers, teachers, fireman, police officers, etc”

  • Charles Barkley Quote Angola

    • “My initial response was to sue her for defamation of character, but then I realized that I had no character.”
    • “Somebody hits me, I'm going to hit him back. Even if it does look like he hasn't eaten in a while.”
    • “I truly believe that building bridges, not building walls, and not giving into fear, will make our communities better.”

  • Charles Barkley Quote Role Model

    • “The main thing to do is relax and let your talent do the work.”
    • “I'm not a role model... Just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids
    • “I'm not paid to be a role model, parents should be role models.”.

  • Charles Barkley Quotes Funny

    • “At some point, I don't want to have any obligations. And just chill out.”
    • “Sometimes that light at the end of the tunnel is a train.”
    • “Just because you watch 'Grey's Anatomy' doesn't mean you can do the operation.”
    • “Well, all I can say is that people know I'm not saying anything out of malice.”

  • Charles Barkley Deandre Jordan Quote

    • “These are my new shoes. They're good shoes. They won't make you rich like me, they won't make you rebound like me, they definitely won't make you handsome like me. They'll only make you have shoes like me. That's it.”

  • Charles Barkley Leadership Quotes

    • “If you are black on television, you are probably going to be some kind of thug, gangster, or portrayed in a negative light. If you are some type of Muslim, you are going to be blowing stuff up. If you are Hispanic, you are going to be some type of gangbanger. I've felt like this for years.”
    • “If I'm going to be straightforward like I always try to be, I know guys are going to come back at me sometimes.”
    • “One thing about being famous is the people around you, you pay all their bills so they very rarely disagree with you because they want you to pick up the check.”

  • Charles Barkley Quotes Knicks

    • “I never would say a player stinks. Ever. I'll tell you their team stinks, and first of all, they know their team stinks. And the fans know their team stinks.”

  • Charles Barkley Quotes NBA

    • “The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.”
    • “I remember I'd be sleeping in the airport at 5 o'clock in the morning, traveling three hours, and playing a game that day. We never even chartered until my third year in the NBA.”
    • “If I get a chance to play with another great player, I want to do that. I mean, the objective is to win.”
    • “'War Eagle' is like 'I love you.'”
    • “ I think it's a travesty that the NBA can't just tell these guys to play basketball two days in a row. It's just a joke to me. We flew commercial, and we were able to play back-to-back.”
    • “If I screw up, I'm gonna say, 'You know what? I really screwed up.' That's all you can do. Some people are gonna forgive you, some people not gonna forgive you. That's just the way it works.”

  • Charles Barkley Quotes Education

    • “My idea of religion is we are supposed to bring people together. We are not supposed to judge other people.”
    • “Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to help you in times of need. You have to get your education. Then nobody can control your destiny.”

  • Charles Barkley Quotes Ever

    • “I do not use words like 'liberal' or 'conservative.' You can ask me a question, and I will give you an answer. Those are words rich people on television use to divide and conquer.”
    • “If you get a chance to play with great players, that's half the battle.”

  • Charles Barkley Quotes About Life

    • “You can't sit on the sidelines of life.”
    • “See, my hope and dream are that people have a good time watching basketball. It's not a church. It's not serious.” 
    • “People like you as long as you agree with them. But that doesn't bother me.”
    • “I'm willing to sit down with anybody and have constructive criticism.”

  • Charles Barkley Quotes Home

    • “I live in Arizona. I think the Hispanic people are amazing. I think when people talk about illegal immigration... it does them a disservice.”
    • “I just grew up a poor black kid in Alabama with a single mom and two brothers.”

  • Charles Barkley Recent Quote

    • “For some reason, we're brainwashed to think if you're not a thug or an idiot, you're not black enough. If you go to school, make good grades, speak intelligently, and don't break the law, you're not a good black person.” 
    • “You know it's going to hell when the best rapper out there is white and the best golfer is black.”
    • “There's no such thing as a vegetarian.”
    • Charles Barkley Black Live Matter[racism]
    • “The only people who distrust the cops are crooks. They're not out there just harassing innocent people. Maybe sometimes they do. But there's no inherent situation where cops are deliberately out there harassing people.”
    • “What bothers me the most are the Republicans and the Democrats: they act like little kids. They are lying to real people out here trying to get through life.”
    • “Neither one of the parties is doing anything for poor people. They're both full of it. Black people have been voting Democratic their whole life, and they're still poor. And the Republicans don't do anything for poor people, either.”
    • “In the locker room, and when I'm with my friends, we use racial slurs... What I do with my black friends is not up to white America to dictate to me what's appropriate and inappropriate.”
    • “Racism exists, but what I want to do is start a dialogue.”
    • “We can't pick out certain incidentals that don't go our way and act like the cops are all bad... Do you know how bad some of these neighborhoods would be if it wasn't for the cops?”
    • “Unfortunately, as I tell my white friends, we, as black people, we're never going to be successful - not because of you white people but because of other black people. When you're black, you have to deal with so much crap in your life from other black people.”
    • “Racism is the greatest cancer of my lifetime.”
    • “Racism is here and will always exist, but we can't use it as a crutch.”
    • “Anybody who is racist, I just think they are an idiot.”
    • “We only put the negative black people on television. We don't put good, hard-working black people."
    • “But when I see a story on welfare on television, they only show black people.”
    • “I'm never going to be one of those guys who gets on TV and yells and screams. That's not how I do my business. But I'm very aware of social responsibility.”
    • “Any time you criticize these young guys, they call you a hater. They never ask you if the criticism is fair or not.”
    • “I love New York City; I've got a gun.”

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